Fool for Love
Like many of Shepard’s plays, Fool for Love is raw, gritty, violent, sexual, uncomfortable, in your face and under your skin. It’s basically the volatile story of the never should have been together but can’t stay apart damned love affair between Eddie and May. Jonathan Rhys Williams and Stephanie Gularte are explosive and mesmerizing, a talented duo daring us to watch their train wreck. This taut production is driven by Janis Stevens, who proves to be as talented a director as she is an actress. However, Capital Stage is faced with the challenge of a play that’s a hard sell, easy to praise and hard to recommend because of the unpleasant content.
Capital Stage, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays; $11-$30. Delta King Theatre, 1000 Front Street, (916) 995-5464, www.capstage.org. Through April 27. P.R.